If you consider the Ninja Turtles, what pops up in your head? Is it the unique, ’80s-tastic theme track? Is it Sam Rockwell appearing a idiot on digicam in entrance of martial artists pulling off completely implausible stunts carrying far more prosthetics than any human ought to ever put on? Or do you consider fairly presumably the best toy units and equipment which have ever existed within the historical past of cartoon-to-toy motion figures?
You most likely do not consider Jennika all that a lot, although.
No, ‘TMNT’ followers, Jennika is nothing like Venus De Milo.
In case you have been certainly one of eight individuals who watched Ninja Turtles: The Subsequent Mutation, then you might be all too accustomed to Venus De Milo, the “fifth” member of the ninja turtles.
The factor is, whereas there wasn’t something improper with Venus’ character design or voice (I imply she wasn’t a lot totally different than the opposite guys), most followers mentioned that they could not get previous how “poorly” her character was dealt with.
Many chalked up the hate for Venus to her corny jokes and horrible dialogue, and the truth that her origin story appeared a bit weak. Splinter advised them, “Oh there have been truly 5 turtles to start with” and he is simply telling them this now out of nowhere, what? Plus, followers additionally did not like the very fact she had lived in a temple her entire life and was always entering into predictable “fish out of water” eventualities which were completed earlier than tons of instances.
Jennika, nevertheless, has numerous Ninja Turtles followers excited.
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird initially got here up with the idea of tremendous violent “Ninja Turtles” as a satire of Frank Miller’s Daredevil comics. Unusually sufficient, it stopped changing into a tongue-in-cheek spoof of Miller’s work and went on to change into one of many greatest animated franchises of all time. In 2019, Ninja Turtles returned in comedian guide type as a month-to-month collection written solely by Kevin and revealed by IDW.
The character of Jennika, who’s the “actual” fifth Ninja Turtle within the comics, was created by Kevin and Haim Saban and she or he has a reasonably cool backstory. She initially began life as a human being, not a turtle that bathed in some poisonous ooze with genetic-morphing properties. She had a tough and tumble upbringing which in the end landed her in jail, the place she befriended a member of the Foot Clan who saved her from getting beat up.
The 2 of them busted out of jail however throughout their escape, Jenny’s good friend was killed. She ended up becoming a member of the Foot Clan, completed the coaching her good friend began, and ended up killing the one who did her good friend in. I assume that is how Foot initiations work.
She additionally dated Casey Jones and the 2 have been scorching and heavy all the best way up till the second she obtained became a turtle. How did that occur, you ask?
When Splinter turned the chief of the Foot clan, Jenny ended up swearing fealty to him after an altercation. Whereas she wasn’t down with the truth that the mutated Rat she was now following would not kill individuals, and simply beat them up badly as an alternative, she nonetheless revered him enormously and adhered to his ideas. For essentially the most half, that’s — she obtained a bit of murderous aspect motion rolling with an outfit known as the Road Phantoms that dealt justice a tad extra homicidal-like.
Throughout a gnarly altercation with a baddie, Jenny obtained stabbed within the intestine with a katana and the Turtles work like loopy to avoid wasting her life as they’re being hunted down by the Earth Safety Pressure and another ninjas. In a final ditch effort to maintain Jenny from going six-feet-under, they used Leonardo’s mutant turtle blood to see if that can assist the restoration course of.
It in the end did, however, it turned her right into a turtle. And this was whereas she and Casey Jones have been courting, which I am assuming led to some actually awkward conversations. Like how’s a dude going to only go about life courting a large turtle? How does that even work?
If he actually loves Jenny and is dedicated to the thought of them being in a relationship, then I counsel he watch The Form of Water for some pointers.
Jennika’s now an official, fifth member of the Ninja Turtles, rocking a yellow bandana and a claw as her signature weapon. Anybody else trying ahead to enjoying as her in a brand new TMNT beat ’em up? I do know I’m.
You possibly can take a look at Jennika’s full backstory from IDW publishing right here.